Category Archives: Dept. of Education

Portland-area schools win nearly $500,000 for school gardens, farm connections

Nine programs have won a collective $480,000 to bring farm experiences, edible gardens and culturally relevant cooking lessons to nearly 5,000 students in about 20 schools in or near Portland next school year. Source: Portland-area schools win nearly $500,000 for school gardens, farm connections | OregonLive.com

Oregon ed board adopts funding amendments for black students

For nearly two years, presidents from Oregon’s four NAACP branches have voiced objections to how the Oregon Department of Education allocated money meant for African American students statewide. Source: Oregon ed board adopts funding amendments for black students

Homeless students: Rates up in Klamath County schools

Homelessness isn’t always easy to spot among teens. It can look like “couch-surfing” or doubling up with a friend’s family, aside from just roughing it out on the streets. Source: Homeless students: Rates up in Klamath County schools | Local News | heraldandnews.com

Oregon Department of Education awards $982,000 in grants

The Oregon Department of Education has awarded 22 competitive grants for food, agriculture and garden-based education activities totaling $982,000. The Farm to School and School Garden grants will provide more than 116,000 hours of farm to school educational programming. Source: Oregon Department of Education awards $982,000 in grants | Oregon | theworldlink.com

‘Yes’ men and women only for state education board: Editorial valley

Rep. Margaret Doherty, D-Tigard, introduced an interesting draft of a bill to the House Education Committee last week. And by “interesting,” we mean “you’ve got to be kidding.”   Source: ‘Yes’ men and women only for state education board: Editorial valley

Editorial: Don’t change rules to ban state school board member

Legislators shouldn’t manipulate the rules to silence voices they don’t like. But that appears to be what’s at work with a proposed bill to change who can sit on the State Board of Education. Republican Dennis Richardson, Oregon’s secretary of state, and Democrat Tobias Read, its treasurer, are nonvoting members of the State Board of […]
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State grants aim to transform school lunches

The Oregon Department of Education said Tuesday it has awarded 22 competitive grants for food-based, agriculture-based and garden-based education activities totaling $982,000. Source: State grants aim to transform school lunches

Gov. Kate Brown names new state schools chief for Oregon

Colt Gill, who served as Oregon’s inaugural “education innovation officer,” was named the permanent head of the Oregon Department of Education Friday. Gov. Kate Brown, who created the job of education innovation officer and put Gill in it, said in a statement that she trusts his leadership and insight to improve Oregon’s low high school […]
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Oregon NAACP leaders say state did not fairly allocate funds for black students

Oregon NAACP leaders say the Oregon Department of Education unfairly allocated millions of taxpayer dollars meant to help African-American students statewide succeed. The Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2016 in 2015, earmarking nearly $2.7 million in general funds that ended up being divided between four Portland-based programs serving black students and their families. Source: Oregon NAACP leaders say state did not fairly allocate funds for black […]
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Bill would remove State Board of Education member

A bill by Rep. Margaret Doherty, D-Tigard, would effectively remove Kim Sordyl, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s designee as non-voting member of the state education board. Source: Bill would remove State Board of Education member